Monday, April 6, 2009

Foucault's Neo-Humanism in DISCIPLINE & PUNISH

Michel Foucault was not a professional criminologist, but observed the history of prisons and incarneration (notably-Jeremy Bentham's Panopticon, which was never fully constructed).
The Panopticon prison aims to surveil all its inmates through cells within a radius of a circumference of a circle.

If we look at how police patrol or CCTV on the streets, or residential complexes surveil not just targeted offenders, but the vast population who pass by them, or who under the eye of the police investigations-the dire ambivalence of a surveillance society can either be anticipated with promise to control crime, at its best-or that we no longer have the right to anonymity and privacy in public spaces.

Foucault never prescribes a way out of this vortex of technology of surveillance, which has become gargantuan.

R.S.Y. Kim

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